Today, automatic spending cuts called the sequester will begin going into effect. Teachers could lose their jobs, seniors could go hungry, emergency responders could lose their funding -- families in your community, no matter where you live, are likely to feel this.
And once again, we've seen the true colors of some congressional Republicans. They'll do whatever it takes to protect the wealthy and special interests, regardless of the consequences for middle-class families.
Show the Republicans that the vast majority of Americans won't stand for this. Add your name to the call for a balanced approach to the budget:
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From: Jim Messina, BarackObama.com
Subject: Stand behind the President's plan, before tomorrow
If congressional Republicans don't act by tomorrow, we're going to be hit by a series of devastating, automatic budget cuts called the sequester.
It's a sledgehammer to the budget, our economy, and millions of Americans across the country -- and the most frustrating part? It doesn't have to happen.
The majority of Americans support President Obama's balanced approach to deficit reduction -- add your name if you do, too.
So far, congressional Republicans are refusing to compromise -- all because they don't want to close tax loopholes for millionaires, billionaires, vacation homes, and corporate jets. Seriously.
This has very real consequences.
On the chopping block are 10,000 teaching jobs, more than 70,000 kids' spots in Head Start, $35 million for local fire departments, $43 million to make sure seniors don't go hungry, and access to nutrition assistance for 600,000 women and their families. That's just a few of the things we'll lose.
President Obama has put forth a balanced deficit reduction plan with smart spending cuts that protect the critical investments needed to strengthen middle-class families and our economy.
We need to send a strong signal about where Americans stand on this issue.
Add your name today:
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P.S. -- If Congress fails to act, this fight doesn't end tomorrow. We'll need to put even more pressure on Republicans to stop these budget cuts and pass a balanced plan. Join this fight now.
Sources: The White House and Center for American Progress
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